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Primal Leadership

Learning to Lead With Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, Annie McKee


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/28/2003)
Paperback (8/6/2013)
Hardcover (11/15/2016)
CD-Audio, Abridged (3/6/2002)
Hardcover (3/1/2002)
Compact Disc (6/1/2006)


National bestseller now available in paperback.

Drawing from decades of research within world-class organizations, the authors show that great leaders excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using Emotional Intelligence competencies like empathy and self-awareness. The best leaders, they show, have resonance--a powerful ability to drive emotions in a positive direction to get results--and can fluidly interchange among a variety of leadership styles as the situation demands. Groundbreaking and timely, this book reveals the new requirements of successful leadership.

Praise For Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead With Emotional Intelligence

Named one of the Best Leadership Books of All Time - Inc. Magazine (

"Just as Goleman's first book redefined intelligence, his new treatise...reassesses what makes a great leader." - TIME Magazine.

"Daniel Goleman has done it again! ...a fascinating account of how emotions are at the heart of effective leadership. This book is a gem." - David Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Harvard Business Review Press, 9781591391845, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2004

About the Author

Daniel Goleman is codirector of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University and is the author of the international best-selling books Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence. Richard Boyatzis is professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Annie McKee serves on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and consults to business and organization leaders worldwide.